We will invest in skills, in business and industrial space and in marketing North Lanarkshire as the place to invest and work.
North Lanarkshire is an excellent place to do business. The area is well located and has outstanding transport links to the rest of Scotland and across the UK.
We have a strong labour market and significant levels of available development land. We also have an effective digital infrastructure and we continue to support our businesses to grow and succeed, to develop new products and markets and to create and secure jobs.
We are committed to building on the progress already made and ensuring that North Lanarkshire is the place to work and to invest. This includes attracting inward investment and supporting businesses and sectors to grow, and improving the skills and employability of our people, including the alignment of our education curriculum to meet current and future business needs.
North Lanarkshire has almost half of all available marketable land in the Glasgow City Region. Our arms-length economic regeneration company Fusion Assets continues to deliver a successful public/private joint venture model which invests in the redevelopment of industrial brownfield sites in North Lanarkshire. This model has been nationally recognised for its innovative approach to supporting development-led business growth.
To enable our people and businesses to thrive we will:
- grow and improve the sustainability and diversity of North Lanarkshire’s economy
- market and promote North Lanarkshire as the place to live, learn, work, invest and visit
- maximise the use of our marketable land and assets through improved development of business and industrial infrastructure
- ensure our investment activities deliver inclusive growth